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There are a number of college football bowl games set to take place this weekend, including some huge matchups. The North Carolina Tar Heels are set to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl that will take place on December 27th.
These are two teams that didn’t exactly live up to the hype this season, but this game will provide one final chance to end the year with a win. Here is a look at some of the top Duke’s Mayo Bowl betting picks to make.
Duke’s Mayo Bowl
|NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS vs WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS
|Location of the Game: Bank Of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
|Date and Time: Wednesday, December 27, 5:30 PM ET
|Reason: 2023 Military Bowl
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
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|North Carolina Tar Heels +6.5
This is not one of the featured college bowls on the NCAAF schedule, but this should actually be a good game. West Virginia is getting a huge break in this game, but the Mountaineers didn’t exactly dominate throughout the year.
Don’t expect to see a ton of points scored in this game as the defenses are going to be setting the tone. North Carolina is going to struggle to move the football without Drake Maye, but they will eventually find some success.
Take the under 54.5 total points in this game, but you should also jump to grab the 6.5 total points. North Carolina won’t be good enough to win this game, but they will keep it within six points.
Duke’s Mayo Bowl Betting Odds
Before you are able to make some Duke’s Mayo Bowl betting picks for this game, you are going to have to check out the NCAAF odds that are available. The West Virginia odds in this game have the Mountaineers as 6.5-point betting favorites over North Carolina.
You can also look at this Duke’s Mayo Bowl: North Carolina Tar Heels vs West Virginia matchup and make NCAA picks on the total number of points. That betting line is currently sitting at 54.5 total points on Wednesday night.
Duke’s Mayo Bowl Betting Preview
If you are going to make some Duke’s Mayo Bowl betting picks then you will want to check out each team that is playing in this game. Here is a look at both teams, and pointing out any NCAAF injuries that might impact this matchup.
Tar Heels Hurting on Offense
If you are looking to make a North Carolina prediction in this game, you are going to have to check out who is not playing. Quarterback Drake Maye is not going to be suiting up in this game, and that is really going to impact the offense.
North Carolina’s NCAAF Team Stats is averaging nearly 200 rushing yards per game this season, and you should expect them to run the football a ton in this game. If the Tar Heels are not able to pick up yards on the ground then this could be a long day.
The defense for North Carolina has not been good this season, and that is going to create some problems in this game. North Carolina has faced some great offenses, but they have yet to prove that they can slow them down.
Mountaineers Must Get Stops
The West Virginia Mountaineers were not in a good shape in the NCAAF standings this season, and they were not great on either side of the ball. West Virginia averaged 31.5 points per game this season, but that wasn’t good enough to keep them in the Big 12 Conference race.
This Mountaineers team is going to have more offensive weapons than North Carolina in this game, but that’s not how the game will be won. West Virginia is going to have to set the tone on defense, but they have yet to prove that they can get that done.
Look for West Virginia to try to slow this game down by running the football, and they are going to try to be more physical than North Carolina. The Mountaineers are a betting favorite for a reason, but they can’t just show up and expect to win.